Netflix acquires Genevieve Nnaji’s Movie ‘#Lionheart’ – The First Netflix original film from Nigeria

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Actress, Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut  ‘Lionheart’, has been acquired by online film giant, Netflix. This will make it the first Nigerian movie to boycott Cinemas and DVD, flying straight to a popular online platform, Netflix.

According to reports from Deadline.com, Netflix has acquired world rights and the film will be first screened at the Toronto film festival tomorrow before going online.

Lionheart, which will premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), stars Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie, Onyeka Onwenu, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Kalu Ikeagwu, Peter “ Mr. P” Okoye and more, and this would be Genevieve’s directorial debut.

The movie follows Genevieve who plays Adaeze, a level-headed executive in her father’s bus company, Lionheart Transport. Time and again, Adaeze has proven her keen ability to make a profit and to manage the most heated situations. But when her father falls ill, both her and her rival are passed over in favour of Adaeze’s less-than-suave uncle, Godswill.

Congratulations Nnaji!

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